Brighton boss Hughton positive despite Manchester City defeat

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Every game is a battle, especially with the teams who arrive in the first four, five or six games - they are so complicated, especially away. "Big congratulations to all the people in Manchester City - we are a strong club". "We were stable but we have to try to improve".

"I am old enough to remember the last (and only) time we were in the old First Division, from 1979 to 1983". They were organised and you could see they had a clear game plan, but we've got quality and eventually it made the difference.

Guardiola's side have been installed as title favourites but the former Barcelona boss is not taking anything for granted and anticipates a tough start. That is what I'm proud of the most.

"Our midfield positions are 'pwhoar!' Really good".

However, other teams have also gone on a recruitment drive over the past two months and look to add a few more before the summer transfer window closes on Aug 31 in hopes of strengthening their final league standing by May next year.

"We needed the win and it was good to get off to a good start, so we are happy", he said.

Walker's time at Spurs ended in hard circumstances after he was dropped for the final few games of the season, with Kieran Trippier taking his place at right-back. "We have huge players with lots of talent".

Arsenal were unconvincing in beating Leicester on Friday, Liverpool drew at Watford and holders Chelsea were beaten at home by Burnley on Saturday.

"We are going to see at the end of the season what happens", he indicated. Setting the bar too low could make fans, players and club owners question if they have the right manager for the job.

According to the British media reports, City have spent over 200 million pounds ($259.62 million) on full-backs Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker and Danilo, goalkeeper Ederson and midfielder Bernardo Silva. But we can not forget that when we do something better than last season it's because we've been one year together.

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